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Yakima News

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:42:00 EDT
Family who lost a child starts book drive in his honor
Six years ago, the Mora family was told something no parent ever wants to hear. 

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:32:00 EDT
Man who survived head-on collision thanks firefighters who saved him
Back on July 18, an Idaho man was hit head-on by a car on Highway 12 in Yakima. 

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:52:00 EDT
Fatal single-vehicle crash closes SR 410 to one lane
A woman is dead after her vehicle struck a guardrail on SR 410 and rolled, catching fire and ejecting her around 9:30 p.m. on September 20. 

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:10:00 EDT
Body found in car in Yakima River
The body of a 51-year-old man was found in the back seat of a car in the Yakima River in central Washington.

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:41:00 EDT
Yakima Transit providing free shuttle bus service to the fair
Yakima Transit will provide free shuttle bus service to the Central Washington State Fair throughout its 10-day run. 

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:39:00 EDT
$10 million in grants awarded to 23 rural Washington communities
The Washington State Department of Commerce announced that 23 cities and counties will receive a total of more than $10 million in Community Development Block Grants for 2017. 

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:23:00 EDT
Early morning house fire displaces family in Union Gap
Investigators are trying to figure out what started an early morning fire that destroyed a house in Union Gap.

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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:34:00 EDT
How to be prepared: effects of wildfire increase flood risks
The Jolly Mountain Fire has burned more than 36,808 acres of land 6 miles northwest of Cle Elum since August 11, 2017. 

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:37:00 EDT
The fate of the destroyed Toppenish Public Works building
It has been nearly a month since a devastating fire ripped through the Public Works building in Toppenish. 

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:08:00 EDT
Fall detour around Rimrock Lake on US 12 starts Monday, Sept. 18 for rock removal
The leaves may be falling, but that’s not stopping crews from getting important work done on US 12 along White Pass. 

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:06:00 EDT
AAA’s Soap for Hope Toiletry Drive to benefit the YWCA in Yakima
AAA Washington is teaming up with the YWCA in Yakima to provide fresh opportunities for our neighbors in need. 

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:38:00 EDT
Selah School District needs the community's help
It's only the second full week of school in Selah, but the district constantly thinks about the future and wants some help from the community about what improvements can be made. 

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:36:00 EDT
Landowner fined for oil spill to Sulphur Creek and Yakima River
A property owner in the community of Outlook has received a $28,000 penalty for an oil spill from an above-ground storage tank in March of 2015. 

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:33:00 EDT
11-year-old girl in critical condition after impaling herself on a log
At this hour, an 11-year-old girl from Yakima is fighting for her life at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after impaling herself on a log in West Valley Community Park. 

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:30:00 EDT
More evacuation advisories reduced for Jolly Mountain Fire
Effective today, the Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center officially reduced the Evacuation Advisories in several areas affected by the Jolly Mountain Fire. 

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:26:00 EDT
How you can donate to firefighters fighting fires near Yakima and in WA
The following is a release issued by Jeff Pfaff, PIO for the Yakima Fire Department. 

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:24:00 EDT
18-year-old suspect in shooting makes preliminary court appearance
Police are investigating back-to-back shootings in Yakima. 

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:47:00 EDT
Football coaches use recent shooting to help kids appreciate law enforcement
Two weeks ago, a shooting broke out in a north Yakima neighborhood. 

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:07:00 EDT
Evacuation levels lowered for Jolly Mountain Fire
Evacuation updates from the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:52:00 EDT
Sunshine Motel evacuated for strong chemical smell
Police and firefighters are still looking for a woman who allegedly sprayed something around the Sunshine Motel.

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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:41:00 EDT
Hazardous air kits handed out to seniors in Yakima
With the air quality alert in effect for a few more days, there is one group who could be a lot more sensitive to the smoke than others. 

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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:10:00 EDT
Air quality alert for Yakima extended to Wednesday, Sept. 13
The Washington State Department of Ecology is extending an air quality alert for the Yakima area that is in effect until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13. 

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Thu, 7 Sep 2017 17:45:00 EDT
Hop season expectations in Yakima Valley
The Yakima Valley grows about 75 percent of our country's hops, and this year is no different. 

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Thu, 7 Sep 2017 16:46:00 EDT
Indoor air monitoring at Ellensburg & Kittitas schools shows poor air quality
Upon request of Ellensburg School District and Kittitas School District, the Kittitas County Public Health Department conducted indoor air monitoring at all Ellensburg and Kittitas school buildings yesterday. 

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Thu, 7 Sep 2017 16:17:00 EDT
Check up on your car air filters in this smoke
The air quality is a big concern for everyone across our region. People are wearing masks and keeping their pets indoors. 

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Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:15:00 EDT
Planned power outage in Yakima Thursday afternoon
A planned power outage this afternoon may impact traffic on a section of Yakima Avenue. Pacific Power is planning a power outage from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm today, at 316 East Yakima Avenue.

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Thu, 7 Sep 2017 10:22:00 EDT
Firefighters investigating multiple overnight spot fires
Firefighters in Naches are investigating four spot fires that started early Thursday morning. 

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Tue, 5 Sep 2017 20:56:00 EDT
Local Dreamers rally in Yakima against the end of DACA
Kimberly Aleman is a dreamer...she was brought to the United States when she was only one. 

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Tue, 5 Sep 2017 18:32:00 EDT
CWU President Gaudino joins other Washington University presidents to condemn decision to end DACA
Central Washington University President James L. Gaudino today joined the presidents of Washington’s five other public universities in protesting President Donald Trump’s decision to repeal the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in six months.

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Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:08:00 EDT
Temporary shelter available with monitored air quality
Residents who are having difficulty escaping the poor air quality, especially those who do not have access to air conditioning during the hot weather, may use the Red Cross shelter located at the Putnam Centennial Center in Cle Elum at 719 E 3rd Street. 

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Mon, 4 Sep 2017 20:04:00 EDT
Cooking fire burns 40% of one man's body
At 1:50 a.m. on September 3, Yakima Fire Department units responded to a reported house fire at the 1300 block of Cherry Avenue. 

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Mon, 4 Sep 2017 17:17:00 EDT
Poor air quality conditions continue in Kittitas County
Cle Elum is currently experiencing “hazardous” air quality conditions and Ellensburg has “unhealthy” conditions (as of the 8:00am readings on Monday). 

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Mon, 4 Sep 2017 10:13:00 EDT
16 displaced after apartment fire
Six adults and ten kids are without a home after an apartment fire in Yakima.

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Mon, 4 Sep 2017 07:32:00 EDT
Evacuation levels for Jolly Mountain Fire lifted to Level 3; wildfire evacuation shelter open in Cle Elum
The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office has updated evacuations for the Jolly Mountain Fire

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Fri, 1 Sep 2017 21:22:00 EDT
Local group wants to protect endangered bull trout in Naches
This Labor Day Weekend, many will visit some very popular lakes in Naches. 

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Fri, 1 Sep 2017 13:48:00 EDT
Stage 1 Burn Ban Declared In Yakima County
If you're in Yakima County for the Labor Day weekend and had plans to start a camp fire, those will have to change.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 21:27:00 EDT
Local organizations work together to employee more than 100 youth
YAKIMA COUNTY - The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic and Northwest Community Action Center are impacting teens and young adults in our community. The two organizations are helping more than 100 youth, who face education and employment obstacles land a job.  "it is a fantastic example of a community coming together to help achieve the educational and employment goals for the youth in our community," said Mike Parry employment and training case manager.  The Workf...

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 21:18:00 EDT
Central Washington State Fair Searching For Calliope Player
We are just three weeks away from opening day of the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima, but before we get too giddy about the food or the rides the fair actually needs your help this year.

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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 20:11:00 EDT
Victim in Toppenish shooting and rollover accident now recovering in hospital
The victim of yesterday's rollover accident on Highway 97 is recovering and expected to be okay.

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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:25:00 EDT
How you can help Hurricane Harvey victims
TEXAS-- If you are looking for ways to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, here is a list we have found so far: -Red Cross: 1 (800) RED-CROSS (733-2767) or text "HARVEY" to 90999 to make a $10 donation  https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey?campname=Harvey&campmedium=aspot -Salvation Army 1 (800) SAL-ARMY (725-2769)  helpsavarmy.org or http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Salvation-Army-Accepting-Donations-to-Help-With-Hurricane-Harvey-441754...

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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:00:00 EDT
Yakima Police investigating after finding gunshot victim
Yakima Police are investigating after finding another gunshot victim.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:00:00 EDT
State's first case of AHD in deer confirmed in southcentral WA
For the first time in Washington, wildlife managers have found in deer a viral infection known as Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease (AHD). 

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:53:00 EDT
Counterfeit $100 bills in Yakima
Over the last month, many businesses in Yakima have fallen prey to counterfeit $100 bills. 

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:44:00 EDT
Washington state dairy workers settle lawsuit for $600,000
A Yakima County Superior Court judge has given preliminary approval for a $600,000 settlement for a group of dairy workers.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:10:00 EDT
City of Yakima Labor Day closures
Most of the City of Yakima’s services and facilities will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 4. 

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:08:00 EDT
No estimated reopening for closed section of SR 410 due to Norse Peak Fire activity
Changing fire behavior and fire activity will keep a 15-mile section of State Route 410 east of Chinook Pass closed. 

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:05:00 EDT
White Swan man arrested after stealing car
A 23-year-old White Swan man is in police custody after stealing a car.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:03:00 EDT
Yakima police investigating after finding man with gunshot wounds
Yakima Police are investigating after a shooting in Yakima.

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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 20:55:00 EDT
An emergency operations center: Yakima's new approach towards emergency preparation
It's hard to prepare for a natural disaster.

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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:35:00 EDT
Two people escape with no injury in car vs. semi collision on I-82
Yakima Fire crews responded to a car vs semi truck accident near 11:30 this morning. 

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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:57:00 EDT
Regional Health brings world-class cardiac specialists to the Yakima Valley
Yakima is known for the quality of its cardiac physicians and local cardiac care. 

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:46:00 EDT
Yakima man sentenced to 30 years in murder-for-hire case
A Yakima man will spend the next 30 years in jail after being found guilty in a murder-for-hire case.

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:27:00 EDT
Suspect leads deputies and police on high speed chase
The Yakima County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect who led them on a high speed chase.

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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 20:37:00 EDT
One dead, one injured after I-90 fire causes 4-car crash
At around 10:42 a.m., four vehicles traveling eastbound on I-90 were affected by nearby wildfire smoke and got into a four-car pileup. One person is dead.

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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 20:02:00 EDT
Zillah teacher encourages success with almost 400 pennants
Today was the first day of classes at Zillah High School. 

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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:14:00 EDT
Public works building fire in Toppenish causes estimated $1 million in damage
This afternoon, a fire broke out at a public works building in Toppenish. 

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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:36:00 EDT
Granger police chief steps down after making agreement with City
After more than a year and a half, the uncertainty and controversy surrounding Granger Police Chief Robert Perales is finally over. 

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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:44:00 EDT
Two dead after fiery crash near Naches
Highway 12 is back open at milepost 190 near Naches after an accident forced it to close for a few hours. 

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:35:00 EDT
Selah School District hosts their annual Kindergarten Round-Up
School kids across our region are enjoying their last days of summer vacation, but for kids in kindergarten, the idea of school may be scary. 

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